Gateway Commercial Finance announced that it is listed No. 2,770 out of the 5,000 fastest-growing private U.S. companies on the 2014 Inc. 500/5000. With a three-year average revenue growth of 134% to make this year’s exclusive list, Gateway has now proudly achieved inclusion for three consecutive years.

“Being honored three years in a row is incredibly humbling and an amazing accomplishment given the challenges we faced during the recession,” said Marc J. Marin, managing director at Gateway Commercial Finance. “Given the honorees this year, we’re in an exceptional pool of talented companies that have contributed to the resurgence of the American economy. I need to recognize the contribution of our lender, clients and, most importantly, our staff in reaching this milestone.”

Inc. Magazine president and editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg wrote in a letter to Marin: “Only a tiny fraction of the nation’s companies have demonstrated such remarkably consistent high growth, particularly in the difficult economic environment of the past few years.”

Schurenberg added: “This achievement truly puts you in rarefied company.”

Gateway has earned this profound recognition by remaining committed to the fundamentals that originally helped promote the company’s long-running success. Unlike traditional lenders, even during the recent difficult economic times, Gateway continues to work with its clients, listen to their stories and situations, and accept that past challenges are not indicative of their future performance. As a specialty finance company, this method has allowed Gateway to be uniquely focused on the collateral, allowing it the opportunity to help SMBs when others won’t, thereby willingly supporting their finance needs.

Gateway also has taken its commitment to sustaining SMBs and helping boost the American economy one step further by positioning itself as an industry leader for providing educational support for entrepreneurs. Earlier this year, the company launched its Business Financial Fitness Program, a free service offering advice, resources and answers to common questions on the financial basics of running a company. The program is bringing together a community of business owners, accountants, students, business consultants and bookkeeping experts who swap information on running a business. They also provide the basic accounting information that small business owners desperately need to become and remain successful and long-lasting.